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Ancient Damascus : a historical study of the Syrian city-state from earliest times until its fall to the Assyrians in 732 B.C.E.

Author: Wayne Thomas Pitard
Publisher: Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 1987.
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Genre/Form: History
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Pitard, Wayne Thomas.
Ancient Damascus.
Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 1987
(OCoLC)568764444
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Thomas Pitard
ISBN: 0931464293 9780931464294
OCLC Number: 14588494
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Harvard University, 1982).
Includes indexes.
Description: viii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Previous research on Ancient Damascus --
The names of Damascus and the kingdoms it ruled --
Archaeological evidence from the earliest periods --
2. The land of Apum in the Middle Bronze Age --
The areas of Damascus during the Middle Bronze Age --
Is the area of Apum-Damascus mentioned in the Mari archive? --
3. The Land of Upi during the Late Bronze Age --
The first part of the Late Bronze Age --
The Amarna period --
The final years of the Late Bronze Age --
4. Damascus and the monarchs of United Israel --
The origins of the Aramaeans --
The Aramaeans and Souther Syria --
Damascus and David of Israel --
Damascus during the reign of Solomon --
5. Aram-Damascus from Rezon to the usurpation of Hazael (ca. 931-844/42 B.C.E.) --
The successors of Rezon --
The etymology of Hezion --
Tab-Ramman --
Bir-Hadad I --
Ahab and the kings of Damascus --
The Assyrian sources for the reign of Hadad-idr --
The death of Hada-idr and the rise of Hazael --
The Bir-Hadad Stela --
Conclusion --
6. Aram-Damascus from the rise of Hazael to the fall of the city in 732 B.C.E. --
The reign of Hazael --
The reign of Bir-Hadad III, Son of Hazael --
Aram during the second quarter of the eighth century --
The final years of independent Aram --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Wayne T. Pitard.

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